Definitions for "Acquired Brain Injury"
Is acquired damage to the brain, as a result of external physical force or internal causes, which results in an impairment of cognitive, emotional and/or physical functioning. It is not of a degenerative or congenital nature, but is caused by an external physical force or by internal damage such as anoxia (lack of oxygen), stroke, disease, or tumor. It may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in impairment of “thinking processes” and physical abilities. These impairments may by either temporary or permanent, and cause partial or total functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.
an injury to the brain secondary to trauma, stroke, post-surgical complications, and/or certain disease processes (e
an injury to the brain sustained after birth